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Decorating By kaylawaylalayla Updated 6 Sep 2013 , 11:10pm by kaylawaylalayla

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:19am
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AAlright so I got a cake mix and some canned frostingto make my father in law a quick birthday cake. I'm using two box mixes baked seperately in 10" pans stackes on top of each other. We also picked up 2 cans of frosting (betty crocker I think). I'm worried that I won't have enough to fill and frost and modestly decorate the cake. Can I beat in some butter with my electric mixer? Do you think it would incorporate well? Canned frosting is on the sweet side so maybe it will even it out?

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IAmPamCakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:49am
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AI would think butter could make canned frosting goopier. I could be wrong, as I've never tried it.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:50am
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AShortening?

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:51am
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ADo you think I'd have enough without doing any of this?

IAmPamCakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:55am
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AI think it's possible you'd have enough with what you've got. Canned icing can be so soft, can you decorate/pipe much with it anyway?

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:57am
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AO just want to do a simple shell border and a short inscription. I still have some fondant left over from last time I did a cake maybe I will just do a little fondant border or something

IAmPamCakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 6:02am
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AHopefully it turns out OK. Wish I could be more help, but I usually have a container of buttercream hanging around for those last minute things. I actually did that tonight. I had a chocolate layer in the freezer, and some ABC in the fridge, so I slapped them together and voila! (Waalaaa? Lol) Dessert!

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 6:11am
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AWalllaa! Lol

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 7:24am
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AI just want everyone to know that this is indeed not enough to properly ice and fill a 10" cake with two 1" or so layers.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 7:59am
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3094772/width/200/height/400[/IMG] I did the best I could with what I had. :p

smokeysmokerton Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 10:23am
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A little late, I know, but for future reference, whipping canned frosting in the KA will increase the volume so it goes further.  It also gives it a fluffier texture, still heavier than buttercream but closer than what you started with. I've also heard of people adding cream cheese and melted chocolate to give it a  more "homemade" flavor which would also increase the volume. 

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 4:44pm
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A

Original message sent by smokeysmokerton

A little late, I know, but for future reference, whipping canned frosting in the KA will increase the volume so it goes further.  It also gives it a fluffier texture, still heavier than buttercream but closer than what you started with. I've also heard of people adding cream cheese and melted chocolate to give it a  more "homemade" flavor which would also increase the volume. 

thanks!

IAmPamCakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 9:32pm
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AOK. Good to know it wasn't enough. Well, not good, but you get it.

kaylawaylalayla Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 11:10pm
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ASi si :p

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